I was going through my tools the other day and curiosity got me looking at the tags to see where they were made. My 2 14.4 Makita drills were Makita USA,Buford, Georgia.
My 2 Craftsman industrial recip saws-Made in USA, as were my craftsman and black and decker 3/8 drills. My makita Jigsaw was Made in England. Milwaukee 1/2 inch drill, angle drill, and jigsaw all made in USA. Ridgid hammer drill made by Metabo in Germany.
Now look at where these tools are made and the quality…Dewalt is mexican, as is porter cable now that they own them. The new porter cable cordless line is chinese. Ridgid power tools are by and large made in china. Some of milwaukee tools (hammerdrills in particular) are no longer made in USA. Craftsman and black and decker are chinese, even in the Professional line.
Are there any power tools made in USA anymore? Do you feel the quality has diminished in these brands when they merged and moved production overseas?